Pop-ups were a major problem in the early days of the Internet. Sites use them to advertise and spam users. Modern browsers like Google Chrome have successfully blocked pop-ups by default. However, you may need to enable pop-ups in Chrome browser for some sites like bank
However, there may be times when you need to allow pop-ups from certain sites. These are sites you trust and know won’t display ads or other unwanted content. In this case, you might want to enable pop-ups in Chrome. We will explain how to enable pop-ups for certain sites in Chrome browser.
Let’s get started.
Enable / disable pop-ups in Chrome web app
Launch Chrome browser and open the site where you want to allow pop-ups. Click the lock icon on the left side of the address bar. From the drop-down menu, check if you can find any pop-ups and redirects. If so, select Allow from the list.
This will allow pop-ups and redirects to that particular site only. Chrome will continue to block pop-ups on other sites.
When a pop-up window is blocked on a site by Chrome, you may notice a pop-up blocker icon at the far right of the address bar. Click this icon to allow pop-ups on this site only. However, in our case, the icon was not always visible.
Alternatively, you can also do this from the Settings menu if you cannot display the contextual option in the address bar.
Step 1: Click the three-dot menu icon on the right and select Settings. You can also type chrome: // parameters in the address bar and press Enter.
2nd step: Select Privacy & Security from the left sidebar and click Site Settings.
Step 3: Scroll all the way down and select Pop-ups and redirects.
Step 4: Click the Add button under the Allow heading to add a whitelist site for which you want to allow pop-ups in the Chrome browser.
Step 5: Enter the URL of the domain name or site you want to block in the pop-up window that follows and click Add.
You can block, change the URL, or remove the site from allow or even block lists at any time by clicking the three-dot menu icon.
Above the list is a Universal Blocked button (recommended) to allow or block all pop-ups. If the button is disabled, it means that pop-ups for all sites are blocked, which is also the default position in Google Chrome, and most browsers, for that matter.
Enable / disable pop-up windows in the Chrome mobile app
Unlike its desktop counterpart, there is no way to allow pop-ups for certain sites in Chrome’s Android and iOS apps. You can allow all sites or ban all. We recommend that you allow it temporarily and then ban it immediately after you finish your job.
Here are the steps for Android:
Step 1: Open Chrome on your phone, tap the three-dot menu icon at the top, and select Settings.
2nd step: Tap Site settings, then tap Pop-ups and redirects.
Step 3: Activate the Pop-ups and redirects button here.
Here are the steps for iOS:
Step 1: Tap the three-dot menu in Chrome and select Settings, then Content settings.
2nd step: Tap Block pop-up windows and turn off Block pop-up windows.
Check for viruses, malware afterwards
We recommend our readers to have Antivirus and Malwarebytes on their computer. Malwarebytes is also available on Android and iOS. Once your work is done, it’s a good idea to turn on the pop-up blocker and then run a full scan for added security. This can protect you from future data breaches and headaches.
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Chrome browser integrates pop-up blocker among the many features. So if you need to enable it for some sites, you can do it in Chrome. Other popular browsers like Firefox and Edge have also worked to improve their play. Plus, some new kids like Brave and Vivaldi take a whole different approach.
Its good. End users have more choices and may even decide to use two or more browsers for different purposes. After all, there is no set rule and browsers are just a means to an end.
Last updated on June 21, 2021
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